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Hinchliffe, Kaitlin J.; Campbell, Marilyn A. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
The current study explored the reasons that primary school teachers reported were tipping points for them in deciding whether or not and when to refer a child to the school student support team for excessive anxiety. Twenty teachers in two Queensland primary schools were interviewed. Content analysis of interview transcripts revealed six themes…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Attribution Theory, Teacher Attitudes, Referral
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Curcio, Angela L.; Mak, Anita S. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
A thorough understanding of adolescent drinking and delinquent behaviour is required in order to implement early prevention and intervention programs in schools. Broadly based on the common cause model of adolescent deviance, this study investigated and compared, across genders, the prevalence and inter-relationships of various indicators of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Adolescents, Drinking
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Murphy, Emma L.; McKenzie, Vicki L. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
Families and schools are important environments that contribute to the resilience and positive development of preadolescent children. Sense of mastery, including its two central factors of optimism and self-efficacy, forms an important component of resilience during preadolescence (Prince-Embury, 2007). This study examined the interrelationships…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preadolescents, Family Environment, Student Development
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Askell-Williams, Helen – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
Achieving broad-scale parent engagement with school initiatives has proven elusive. This article reports survey data from 287 Maltese parents about their perceptions of the quality of their child's school's initiatives for promoting students' wellbeing and mental health. Findings indicate that, on average, parents rated school initiatives highly.…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Mental Health Programs, Health Promotion, Parenting Skills
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Houghton, Stephen; Hattie, John; Carroll, Annemaree; Wood, Lisa; Baffour, Bernard – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
This study examined associations between loneliness, a construct associated with serious adverse mental health outcomes, and positive mental wellbeing. Validated measures of loneliness (represented by friendship-related loneliness, isolation, positive attitude to solitude, and negative attitude to solitude) and positive mental wellbeing were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Social Isolation, Mental Health
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Gilmore, Linda; Campbell, Marilyn; Shochet, Ian – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
Students with developmental disabilities have many challenges with learning and adaptive behaviour, as well as a higher prevalence rate of mental health problems. Although there is a substantial body of evidence for effcacious interventions for enhancing resilience and promoting mental health in typically developing children, very few programs…
Descriptors: Intervention, Evidence Based Practice, Developmental Disabilities, Resilience (Psychology)
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Toor, Nicky; Hanley, Terry; Hebron, Judith – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
Many young adults diagnosed with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) intend to go to college and/or university, yet research suggests that these individuals find aspects of college and university life challenging. To explore the views of individuals directly affected by these challenges, a systematic review of the existing qualitative literature in…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Special Needs Students, Higher Education
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Poulton, Alison; Whale, Samina; Robinson, Joanne – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2016
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is frequently associated with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). The Mental Effort Reward Imbalances Model (MERIM) explains this observational association as follows: in ADHD a disproportionate level of mental effort is required for sustaining concentration for achievement; in ODD the subjective…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Models, Positive Reinforcement, Neuropsychology
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Prince-Embury, Sandra – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
Recent understanding of education and human development recognises the importance of psychosocial factors, particularly personal resiliency, in the academic success of children and youth. This article presents the examination of resiliency within school settings for the purpose of preventive screening, intervention and outcomes assessment. The…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Screening Tests, Intervention, Children
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Paynter, Jessica M. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
An increasing number of school children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). These children may be referred for assessments for a variety of reasons, including to assess for intellectual impairments, eligibility for support, or to monitor progress. Characteristics of ASD, such as social communication difficulties, as well as common…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Evaluation, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Fletcher, Janet; Hawkins, Tara; Thornton, Jenna – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
The psychoeducational report has many purposes and many readers. Given this, it is imperative that psychoeducational reports are well written, as well as acceptable to and understood by the readers. This study aimed to determine from the perspective of both teacher (report reader) and psychologist (report writer) the factors that make an effective…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Psychoeducational Methods, Reports, Language Styles
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Gilmore, Linda; Miller, Robyn; Ward, Heather – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
The case is presented of an 8-year-old boy who was referred for psycho-educational assessment because of difficulties with writing. The article provides an example of the way in which a case unfolds as further assessment data become available, and describes a number of challenging aspects of the assessment process. In this case, dilemmas arose…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Psychoeducational Methods, Writing Difficulties, Young Children
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Jellins, Laura – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
With recent developments in technology, online tests and digital tools offer school psychologists and school counsellors alternate modes of assessment. These new technologies have the potential to increase accessibility to tests (through greater portability), allow school psychologists and school counsellors to service more students (through…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Assessment, Educational Benefits, Ethics
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Mainwaring, Debra J. – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
This article advocates for proactive, dynamic and comprehensive psycho-educational assessments for children and young people who have a history of complex trauma, because of its known effects on development and learning. A case study is shared of a young woman with a history of complex trauma because of exposure to parental neglect, multiple…
Descriptors: Psychoeducational Methods, Trauma, Psychological Evaluation, Case Studies
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Lester, Leanne; Mander, David – Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 2015
This study investigated the social, emotional and mental wellbeing predictors of bullying victimisation and perpetration for boarding students following the transition from primary school to secondary boarding school. Longitudinal data on 76 male and 74 female boarding students in Grades 7, 8 and 9 was used from a larger longitudinal study of…
Descriptors: Role, Well Being, Mental Health, Bullying
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